02-03-2015, 12:16 #1
[EN] Apple Opens iWorks for iCloud to Everyone, No Apple Device NeededMar 2, 2015
Two weeks ago, Apple opened up the trio of iWork for iCloud beta apps--Pages, Numbers and Keynote--to anyone, even users without an iOS device or a Mac, with signing up for an Apple ID as the only requirement, but limited the offer to the iCloud Beta website.
Well, that test didn’t last long. Now, the vendor has gone another step further and updated the regular iCloud site to include the offer, adding 1GB of complementary iCloud storage to use with the productivity software. Users with an iOS mobile device or a Mac setting up an iCloud account will get 5GB of storage and can gain access to the full featured versions of the software. iCloud.com’s-only apps can be accessed from recent versions of Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer.
Access to Apple's iWork productivity apps--Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iCloud are web versions of the vendor’s productivity suite--previously was confined to users owning an iOS device or a Mac. But the vendor’s iCloud web access holds the potential for Apple to corral new users to its platform and compete with Microsoft’s (MSFT) Office online package.
The juxtaposition of how Microsoft has opened its products to multiple platforms as Apple expands its iWorks for iCloud access to non-Apple users presents an interesting marker of how much the former’s posture has changed and the latter’s is changing.
Apple first offered iWork for iCloud at its Worldwide Developers’ Conference in June, 2013 and gradually added non-developer users, subsequently opening the iCloud beta site to all registered users with an Apple ID.
Última edição por 5ms; 02-03-2015 às 12:20.
02-03-2015, 12:18 #2
Apple Brings Web-Based Pages, Numbers And Keynote Beyond The iCloud BetaFeb 26, 2015 by Darrell Etherington
Apple has added the web-based iWork, which works for anyone with an Apple ID for free on most modern browsers, to the main iCloud.com website. The previously beta-only iCloud offering makes Apple’s productivity suite accessible to anyone who either has, or signs up for a free Apple account, with full-featured office apps that allow for the creation and editing of text documents, slideshow presentations and spreadsheets.
Offering up the productivity suite to all users, regardless of platform choice, is a fairly unusual move for Apple, but it’s also a smart one – providing free cloud-based productivity software is a pretty low-stakes additional incentive for attracting new iCloud users, especially those who aren’t currently in possession of any actual Apple hardware.
Apple has a complete FAQ for those interested in getting started with the web-based version of iCloud. It includes 1GB of storage free for users without any iOS or Mac devices, and therefore without the full version of iCloud.
02-03-2015, 13:02 #3
*iCloud Drive requires iCloud for Windows 4.0, iOS 8, OS X Yosemite.
02-03-2015, 13:19 #4
- Safari 6.0.3 or later (OS X)
- Internet Explorer 9.0.8 or later (Windows)
- Google Chrome 27.0.1 or later
Internet Explorer doesn't fully support Chinese, Japanese, and Korean text. We recommend using another browser for those languages.
iWork for iCloud beta will allow you to use these browsers, but some features might not work as expected:
- Safari 5.0 - 6.0.2 (OS X)
- Firefox 9.0 and later
- Google Chrome 7.0 - 26.0.1
Other web browsers may not work with iWork for iCloud beta.